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Many of my readers asked for this recipe after seeing it on Instagram and since it’s one of our favorites, I thought I’d share it with you. Since many of y’all are looking for meal ideas, I wanted to share on our family’s favorites!
It’s a copycat (i.e. knockoff) of Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana and it’s super delicious. I usually pair this with my shortcut homemade garlic rolls. Which, are just crescent rolls with a little butter and garlic salt sprinkled on top – then bake like usual.
This is my husband’s favorite soup recipe and is the only soup that he doesn’t complain about when I make it. He’s a meat eater…as in, he must have meat with every meal or it’s just a snack in his opinion. And luckily for him, this one has two different types of meat in it. It is the perfect soup for a cold dreary day!
And yes, my kids do eat this – all three of them! They are big enough now that they eat it in true soup form, but when they were little I used to drain out the broth for them and just serve hearty part on a plate for them. My secret for getting my kids to try new foods is to have them help me prepare it. Have your kiddos chop the onions or potatoes for this. Have them toss in the ingredients – they will love getting to help you!
Looking for a few other meal ideas?
Kielbasa pasta – a super quick and easy weeknight meal idea!
Homemade Potato Soup – another easy meal idea!
Easy and Delicious Homemade Meatballs – for real, these are so versatile that you can use them in any recipe!
Easiest recipe to bake with your kids (super toddler friendly!) – if you’re looking for something fun to do with littles this is it!
- 2 cans chicken both
- 4 cups water (add two cups if you like a lighter soup)
- About 5 large potatoes (you can use any potato you like but we prefer either Russet or Yukon Gold), sliced into rounds
- 1/2 large onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 pound Italian sausage
- 5-7 strips bacon
- 2 tsp. crushed red pepper
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups kale, chopped
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Grated Parmesan cheese
- Bring potatoes, garlic, onion, broth, and water to a boil.
- Cook Italian sausage and bacon until throughly cooked. (I cook both the bacon and sausage in the oven on cookie sheets lined with foil.) Allow the meat to drain. Break the bacon up into pieces.
- Once the potatoes are breaking a part, add the Italian sausage, bacon, and red pepper.
- After about 10 minutes, add the kale, heavy whipping cream, and salt and pepper.
- Serve with grated parmesan on top.
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